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The Best Window Treatments In San Diego For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that rattle against the glass pane when you shut the door? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to put on it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door allows you to enjoy the natural light and view of your San Diego backyard while also giving you control over privacy and light - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that rattles against the glass when you shut the door.

Durability is one of the first things to look for when searching for a back door window treatment. It needs to be tough enough to take the door’s constant motion and occasional exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while complementing your home and style.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, here are the best back door window treatments in San Diego to fit your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors because the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you swing open your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open to see outside or close them for privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to wipe down the door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are built for durability and can handle the continuous movement of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material which resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack because of temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also restrict heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open onto your deck or patio can be hard to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and can fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be installed on sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll end up with beautiful custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can easily open and close the shutters and your door.

Personalized Shades

Contemporary bedroom with light woven shades 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in multiple colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to let all the light in or pull them to the bottom to block the light. Additional options include liners for light and privacy so you can adjust them to your needs. Shades that work well for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are smooth when pulled down to the bottom. Cellular shades have little pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side. These pleats create air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

If your door is subject to bright sun or humidity, choose shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can block some heat loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Be aware that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades so they don’t swing around when the back door moves. One of the disadvantages of shades is you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

Order The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Right For You

Need other ideas for your back door window treatments in San Diego or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to order window treatments give us a ring at 760-405-8887 to schedule a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your house and help you choose the perfect window treatment. Call us today!

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